Helios Ray

Instruct Us
Name Helios Ray
Date 25 February 2021
Year of Build 2015
Casualty type Explosion
Vessel Type Vehicle Carrier - VT MVE

* It is reported that vehicle carrier, HELIOS RAY, experienced an explosion whilst in a position approximately 44 miles northwest of Muscat, Oman on 25 February 2021.

* According to American defence officials, the vessel sustained two holes to both its port and starboard sides just above the waterline as a result of the explosion.

* HELIOS RAY later diverted to a port of refuge and arrived safely at Port Rashid, Dubai on 28 February 2021 for repairs.

* The cause of the explosion is currently unclear but there are suggestions that the vessel may have come under a terrorist attack.

* There are currently no reports of damage to cargo stowed on board the vessel. Nevertheless, it is possible that General Average and Recovery issues may arise as a result of this incident.

* If General Average is declared, General Average security may be required from all Cargo Interests prior to the delivery of their cargo and we are likely to be able to assist in that regard.

* We therefore recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo on board this vessel so that we can immediately start taking steps to protect your interests.

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